The IFA expects 12,000 new franchises to open this year as more and more people take advantage of the market’s substantial opportunities.
Here are some of the most popular and talked about franchise categories this year.

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If ever there was a time to invest in one of the top US franchises, it’s now.
No matter how long you’ve been working, at one time or another you’ve probably dreamed about working from home.
If you dream of owning your own franchise, our list of Franchise Opportunities 2015 is the perfect place to start your search.
If you’ve never been to New York City, it’s possible that you are not familiar with The Halal Guys, which is a hugely popular restaurant and food cart in the city.
There are many great franchise opportunities out there, but some may be a better fit for you, your management style and finances, and your location.
Learning from these three entrepreneurs can help you increase your chance of success.
ActiveRx is targeting two kinds of franchisees: operators with multiple franchise units and experienced physical therapists who want to start their own businesses.
If you are a franchisor looking for more franchisee leads, these trends can help you refine and modernize your marketing strategies.
If you’re looking for a hot franchise to buy into, there are numerous opportunities out there that are on fire — with no signs of cooling down anytime soon.
Depending on the type of business you want to run and the ownership experience you’re looking for, a franchise may present the right mix of risk and reward.
Pinot’s Palette franchise is part of the growing paint-and-sip industry and is currently the highest rated and largest franchise in that category.
TAPinto is a network of locally owned and operated, objective local online and mobile newspaper franchises.
As the world’s largest soft pretzel franchise, Auntie Anne’s stores can be found in malls, transportation sites, colleges and universities and non-traditional shopping and entertainment centers around the globe.
The massacre brought national media and attention to the new franchise, but for all the wrong reasons.
Taco Bell is the latest in a long line of restaurants and other businesses that are looking for ways to improve service and convenience for customers.
The Internet and the prevalence of smartphones have drastically changed consumer expectations. Americans now expect to buy exactly what they are looking for and they expect to receive it instantly. This is putting a lot...
Paying attention to demographics and targeting growing demographic groups is one of the best ways to make sure that your business is profitable.
In my first article about Pizza Hut, Franchising Here and Now: Pizza Hut Review, I covered what makes it such a potentially great choice for people who think they might want to take the plunge...